The sister of a woman and mother, who was killed in the Capitol by police officers years before the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, has labeled her late sibling's death a cover-up on Sunday, March 13, as she battles conspiracy theories being made about her sister’s death.

Valarie Carey, a former New York police sergeant and the sibling of dental hygienist Miriam Carey, spoke about how her sister’s death diverged from police protocol when she was shot near the Capitol after leading the police through a high-speed chase, according to the Daily Beast.

“I know about protocol, and to have my sister unjustifiably killed by law enforcement and me being a retired sergeant, it’s very difficult, needless to say,” she said regarding the killing.

Carey’s sister was killed with her baby in the car in 2013 after officers shot into the vehicle multiple times with very little hesitation. Carey has said that her sister’s death compares unfavorably to how the people during the Capitol riots were treated by police officers, CNN reported.

“To see the disparity in the treatment of individuals ... who have no respect for our nation's Capitol, vandalizing and actually committing assaults and they get to walk away unharmed and not even arrested,” she said. “It's hurtful.”

She pointed out that people of color would not have gotten the same treatment as the white people who attempted to stop the certification on Jan. 6, and said that she is still looking for justice for her sister’s death.

Valarie spoke more about how conspiracy theories about her sister’s death continued to exist online due to the lack of transparency that officers have regarding her killing, especially as her sister’s case was not put forward to a “grand jury” to be judged.

“It’s disturbing to me because in this day and age now with the internet things that go online, they can just live there in perpetuity,” she said, before pointing out the difference of treatment between black individuals and white individuals.

“How do you shoot an unarmed woman in the back multiple times? There’s no justification for that,” she said.

Valarie Carey, the sister of the woman who was shot to death by police officers when she drove near the Capitol in 2013, calls for justice for her sister as she grapples with how the Capitol insurrectionists were treated by police officers. This is a representational image. Harold Mendoza/Unsplash.

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